Abreu's Single in Ninth Gives Suns 3-2 Win

Despite home runs by Jayson Werth and Jason Grabowski, Las Vegas dropped a 6-5 decision to Iowa. Abreu"s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth gave Jacksonville a 3-2 win. Columbus dropped a 6-5 game despite David Nicholson's first professional homer and Ogden lost for the fifth straight time, 4-2 at Idaho Falls. The Gulf Coast Dodgers lost a tough 3-2 game to the Nationals and Vero was rained out.

DES MOINES, Iowa-- The Iowa Cubs defeated Las Vegas 6-5, handing the 51s their fourth straight game and dropping them to 1-5 on the eight-game road trip. Vegas recorded nine hits and rallied for two runs each in the seventh and eighth innings and loaded the bases in the ninth. Shortstop Norihiro Nakamura was 2-for-4; left fielder Jayson Werth was 1-for-2 with a solo home run (#3) and right fielder Jason Grabowski was 1-for-3 with a two-run home run (#5) in the eighth. Second baseman Delwyn Young (1-for-5) grounded out to end the game. Right-hander Scott Erickson (0-2) suffered the loss. He pitched 5.1 innings, allowed 8 hits, 5 runs and struck out 4. Pat Mahomes pitched 2.2 innings, allowed 4 hits and 1 run. Game three of the four-game series is today.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Tony Abreu's one-out single drove home the winning run in the Suns' 3-2 victory over the Chattanooga Lookouts. Abreu singled to score Sergio Garcia from second. Garcia had singled to lead off the ninth, snapping an 0-for-19 slump. With the game tied 2-2, reliever and winning pitcher Hong-chih Kuo (1-1) wriggled out of a bases loaded jam, striking out the final Lookout looking to end the threat and maintain the tie. Starter Justin Orenduff allowed two singles in six shutout innings and allowed one runner to second base. He is undefeated in his last eight starts. The Lookouts scored twice in the seventh off Suns reliever Orlando Rodriguez to tie the game. Chad Billingsley (8-6, 4.33 ERA) is scheduled to face the Lookouts this afternoon. Sun Sports: The Suns have won five in a row. …Suns starting pitchers have allowed two runs in the last 35 innings. …The Suns have won eight of nine meetings vs. Chattanooga. --Joe Block

VERO BEACH, Florida-- Tuesday's game between the Vero Beach Dodgers and Daytona Cubs was postponed due to rain. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader today with two 7-inning games beginning at 5:00 PM. It is Tommy Lasorda bobblehead doll night, with 250 bobbleheads to be given away throughout the night.

AUGUSTA, Georgia-- Augusta broke a 5-5 tie in the ninth to give the GreenJackets a 6-5 win over the Catfish. Columbus left 14 runners on base and had a 4-0 lead as late as the fifth inning. They also rallied in the ninth inning to tie the game at five. SS David Nicholson finished 4-for-5 with a two-run home run (#1). RHP Brandon Weeden took the loss in relief, surrendering a run in the bottom of the ninth inning on three walks and a single. RHP Chris Malone struck out five in the first three innings and escaped a jam in the fourth, but allowed three runs in the fifth inning (two earned) and Augusta rallied for two more in the sixth against RHP Brian Akin to take a 5-4 lead. Meanwhile, the Catfish stranded runners on base from the fourth inning on including the bases full three times. In the ninth trailing by a run, the Catfish rallied when Batz doubled to lead off the inning and pinch-runner Steve Sapp scored on a sacrifice fly by Justin Crist. RHP Dimas Reina (0-2, 3.77 ERA) takes the hill for Columbus tonight in Augusta.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho-- The Chukars, who give up nearly six runs a game, again stopped the Raptor bats, coming away with a 4-2 win and a sweep of the series. The Raptors are in a five-game losing streak after winning its first game of the road trip. Tuesday's defeat also marked the first time the Raptors had been swept in a series this season. Starter Cory Wade gave up a run in the first inning. Ogden tied the game on Adam Godwin's two-out double that scored Shane Justis. Wade shut the Chukars down until the fifth when Idaho Falls rallied helped by a pair of Ogden errors.

MELBOURNE, Florida-- The Gulf Coast Dodgers jumped into a 2-0 lead in the second inning but the Nats chipped away with single runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth to win. Steve Johnson started and worked three shutout innings, allowing one run and fanning eight. Eduardo Quintana extended the shutout through five but the Nationals nailed Gary Paris for a pair of runs -- one earned -- in two innings and Gus Norrito (1-1) took the loss. The Coasties were led by Eloy Gutierrez, Ed Perez and Tray Robinson who had two hits each. In the second, Gutierrez and Kenley Jansen singled and Robinson doubled in Gutierrez. Jansen scored on a single by Jeremy Brown.

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